Thursday, June 18, 2015
Eureka Street has the Pope on positionality.
Francis has little patience for technological solutions and ‘fixes’. He mounts a profound critique of technology that sounds much like that of philosopher Martin Heidegger. He doesn’t quote Heidegger, but instead a favourite theologian of Benedict XVI, Romano Guardini, who was influenced by the philosopher. Francis links the ‘quick fix’ mentality to ‘the idea of infinite or unlimited growth which proves so attractive to economists, financiers and experts in technology’. He says ‘technology tends to absorb everything into its ironclad logic’ which favours ‘the interests of certain powerful groups’.
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